Protect your ideas

If you have a creative side, do you know how to protect your ideas?

There are many ways to express an idea - you could have developed an inventive product or service, created a new brand, or have written a lyric or song. 

If you are thinking about creating new, dynamic products that you want to turn into a business, you’ll need to know how to protect your idea.

There are many different ways your ideas can be protected.  The first thing you need to find out if it is original. 

To find out more about the different ways to check whether your idea is original and how to protect it, watch the following short film on Intellectual Property and have a look at the Business Wales guide on Find Support for Inventors (Business Wales website).

You can use the e-learning tool  IP Tutor (external website) on the Intellectual Property Office website to learn more about the different intellectual property rights.

Useful Educational Resources

Also, check out the Intellectual Property Offices NEW Cracking Ideas Webpage which houses many useful educational resources.